Looking for Amazing books this month? We present you 10 picks from Amazon by the Business Insider team. Hope you enjoy them as much the team did.
Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhati Roy has not written a novel since the internationally bestselling and beloved “The God of the Small Things” twenty years ago, and I’m happy to report that “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” is well worth the wait. Roy has always been a champion for the vulnerable, and this moving and multi-faceted story features an intersex character named Anjum, who ends up building a house that shelters misfits and the otherwise marginalized.
Val Emmich: The Reminders
In this tender and bittersweet debut, a man who is distraught by the death of his partner Sydney, seeks solace at the home of friends. Also in the household is 10-year-old Joan, who possesses the ability to recall every day in exquisite detail. In exchange for Gavin’s help in a song-writing contest, she regales him with memories of Sydney — memories that compel Gavin to question his past, and rethink his future.
Roxane Gay: Hunger
This intimate and powerful memoir details the impact that a brutal sexual assault has had on the bestselling author of “Bad Feminist,” including her obesity. If you’re looking for a triumphant weight loss story, “Hunger” is not it. But the bravery required to tell this story — to lay bare her deepest secrets, insecurities, and struggles in order to be better understood — is an act of bravery on the page that is a triumph nonetheless.
Sherman Alexie: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Sometimes it’s difficult to love our children (or at least like them), and it can be equally difficult for a child to love their mother, especially one whose own violent childhood and subsequent addictions didn’t supply them with a roadmap for what a mother should be. In this heartrending and compassionate memoir, poet and novelist Sherman Alexie makes peace with the brilliant and mercurial Lillian, a work that proclaims loudly that he loved her, warts and all.
Rachel Kadish: The Weight of Ink
A home renovation inadvertently unearths some mysterious documents from the 17th century, the provenance of which connects two fascinating women who, despite the years that separate them, have an extraordinary amount in common. If you’re a fan of A.S. Byatt, “The Weight of Ink” is for you.
Anthony Horowitz: Magpie Murders
Fans of Agatha Christie will delight in Anthony Horowitz’s “Magpie Murders,” a mystery within a mystery where the reader serves double duty as sleuth. In it, the editor of a successful crime novelist fears that his latest fiction hints at dark Taylor Jenkins Reiddeeds that are all too real.
Taylor Jenkins Reid: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
In this dishy beach read that isn’t without depth, an aging Hollywood icon asks an obscure journalist to write about her scandalous life, a project that will put Monique Grant on the map. But as Evelyn’s startling story unfolds, one husband at a time, Monique comes to the uneasy realization that this assignment wasn’t as random as it first seemed.
Edward Luce: The Retreat of Western Liberalism
The Retreat of Western Liberalism” is columnist Edward Luce’s cautionary tale to the West. He warns that our democracy is more fragile than it may seem — if we’re not willing to take a hard look at what threatens it, our political liberties may be in peril.
Nina Riggs: The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
In the tradition of Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air,” this memoir, penned by the great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson, is about how this wife and mother of two copes with her terminal cancer diagnosis. Not a likely candidate for your beach bag, but its poignant, wise, and surprisingly light moments will keep you turning the pages, and counting your blessings.
Samantha Irby: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Samantha Irby, a “35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something” blogger, doesn’t have much of a filter, and that’s a good thing for us. Whether she is waxing on about her obsession with death, how she’d like to be the next Bachelorette, or her adventures working at an animal hospital, this irreverent and occasionally astute collection of essays will have you laughing, and shaking your head.
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